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NASA and DOE sign MOU on interplanetary nuclear propulsion
A “visionary view” of a nuclear thermal propulsion–enabled spacecraft mission. Image: NASA
Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on October 20 signed a memorandum of understanding to continue decades of partnership between the Department of Energy and NASA and to support the goals of NASA’s Artemis program. These include landing the first woman and the next man on the moon by 2024 and establishing sustainable lunar exploration—using nuclear propulsion systems—by the end of the decade to prepare for the first human mission to Mars.
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RRSD Topcial Meeting
The Ray Goertz Award recognizes and honors outstanding contributions to the field of remote technology in hazardous environments.
Nominees are judged by their contributions to the advancement and/or application of remote technology in hazardous environments. It is preferred that the nominator and nominee are members of RRSD but will be considered from non-ANS/non-RRSD individuals who have directly contributed to RRSD (e.g., papers, topical presentations).
The award consists of an engraved plaque and a monetary award of $2,500 presented at the RRSD Topical when held.
This award was established by the Robotics & Remote Systems Division in 1985 with an initial contribution of $6,000, to honor the late Raymond C. Goertz for his lifetime contribution to the advancement of remote handling systems and for his development of the master-slave manipulator.
This award is administered by RRSD. The division establishes the detailed evaluation criteria, solicits the nominations, and determines the recipients. Division officers and committee members are not eligible during their terms in office. The ANS Honors and Awards Committee is available for consultation and review of criteria and procedures as appropriate.
Nominations should be submitted to the RRSD Honors & Awards Chair.
Nominations must include the completed nomination form accompanied by the following supporting documents:
Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hard copies can be mailed to:
Honors and AwardsAmerican Nuclear Society555 N. Kensington AvenueLa Grange Park, IL 60526-5535